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Lasting thoughts

Hard to believe, today is the last full day of this writing course. Everyone will be preparing to leave tomorrow morning. How should I best spend my time in the remaining hours outside of class? Let me recap first.

It's drizzling outside. I have not brought the right clothes at all. Otherwise I would have taken long walks in this beautiful, secluded country-side of infinite green fields. Instead, I've been dreadfully cold, shivering in my thin Kenyan striped pantaloon trousers and walking in my day-old socks in sandals, very much a hippy out of water.

What are some of the things I learned from my peers on this course? It's what I remember about the Landmark Forum last year, where among a group of people you can find someone with similar life experiences from which you can learn.

I am aware I've been wasting time while thinking that I was just borrowing time. After two years of experimenting with what I could do and wanted to do, I am finally doing what I set out to do in the first place ---- write, go on a writing retreat, meet other writers, and get feedback on my writing.

What a world it has opened for me! Books I've never read. Authors I've never heard of. Where have I been all this time? Marooned on an island? Cocooned in a Dutch village, that's where!

16 July 2004 Friday

Related links:
Arvon Foundation - writing courses
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Anne Ku at Ilp in May 2001
Anne Ku

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